Saturday, 21 April 2018

Guest Designer - Heena Shaikh

Hi All,

We have today a Super Gorgeous Mixed Media Project by our Guest Designer - Heena Shaikh. Her works speaks much of her awesome style of Crafting.

Over to her,

"Hello Mudra Fans!
I'm Heena from I’m a 23 yr old passionate crafter from Mumbai, India. I started paper crafting about 4 years ago although painting and crafting was my hobby since childhood , I started with Quilling and Punch Craft and kept exploring the world of paper crafting through the internet and discovered the art of Mix Media and scrapbooking, a lot of my inspiration comes from nature and I gravitate more towards vintage and shabby styles, warm colours, floral patterns and botanical art. Apart from crafting I love baking and cake decorating, I’m a self-taught baker, I enjoy tinkering in my home bakery when I’m not crafting. I’m a DIY lover and I love making paper flowers and pretty much anything that’s crafty!
Today I have a mixed media canvas to share using the gorgeous Mudra Chipzeb chippies and stencils.

  • For this project, I have taken an 8 by 10'' stretched canvas. I started off by adding some texture using the Mudra brick wall stencil ( for this I made a coarse grey texture paste by adding some mini art stones and black gesso to my modelling paste)
  • To add some more texture I applied some modelling paste through the Grunge stencil at random places.
  • Now to make the background more interesting I used the Mudra old script stamp and stamped at random places using black archival ink.
  • After everything dried I coloured the background with some Lindy's and highlighted the textures by dry brushing with white gesso.
  • Next, I took the small flower stamp from the botanical blooms stamp set and stamped small flower bunches and fussy cut them, I also stamped some leaves and fussy cut them as well.
  • I have also used some floral fussy cuts from my stash.
  • I have used the Mudra chipzeb chippies (which I'm absolutely in love with) leafy swirls and words1 and I haven't coloured them because they look beautiful just as is.
  • To embellish the canvas I have used some flowers from Prima,  art stones, green moss, glass glitter, IOD mould clay embellishments, art pebbles.
  • Lastly, I added some splatters of white gesso.
I hope you liked my creation and found it inspirational!

Happy crafting, Heena xo"

Did you see the awesome textures and pretty layerings and this is such an apt project for our ongoing Challenge at our blog : Floral&Texture

Thank yo Heena Shaikh for churning this awesomeness for our viewers.
Guys, hope you are all inspired enough to try out seeing this beauty!!

Happy Crafting!!